US collective Black Techno Matters has shared details of a one-day, multi-city event programme taking place on Juneteenth.
The event, titled Liber8 US, takes place on June 18th in venue's across the US: Washington D.C. (at The Owl Room), San Francisco (Monument SF), LA (General Lee's Cocktail House), Richmond (The Jungle Room), Pittsburgh (Cobra Lounge), NYC (Bossa Nova Civic Club) and Detroit (Spot Lite Detroit).
More than 40 Black artists from across the US will perform on the day, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans on June 19th, 1865. Acts include Bastiengoat, Suzi Analogue, Clark Price, Blackmoonchild, DAIYAH (b2b Stukes), Absentwav, Phacade KYRUH and WTCHCRFT,
Those who can't attend the party series in person can tune into livestreams hosted on Black Techno Matters' Liber8 US sub-site here.
"We hope Liber8 US will be a statement to the music community and the world that Black techno matters and to show what's possible when Black artists organise together," the collective said in a statement.
Founded in 2019 by multidisciplinary artist Bernard Farley (aka B_X_R_N_X_R_D), Black Techno Matters is about “creating spaces, both virtual and IRL, that celebrate the Black roots of techno”.
B_X_R_N_X_R_D dropped his debut album ‘hell0’ via Black Techno Matters in March. The album followed the release of fellow Washington D.C. artists Blvksite’s self-titled EP on the label last October.
See the full line-up for Liber8 US in the below Instagram post.